Rooscooter wrote:phoenixrisingla wrote:Surprised to see so many people in here still slamming Dwight.
I for one think he's played great the last couple games and his attitude seems to have improved too.
Does your definition of Great include free throw shooting below his already horrific average?....
He played a decent game but to say it was "Great" would seem to indicate he would at least go above his averages in some category wouldn't you think?
He was active on defense until he got his 4th foul and then committed a pretty silly 5th one.... when he went to the bench after that we separated a little because the lane was wide open and Nash and Clark had some very easy chances off Kobe action to the weak side. This is a fact.... not a slam on Howard.
I'm sure he's limited by his shoulder injury and he gave us some good defense early to establish the tone of the game on that end but I'm not sure how anyone can get to "great" from there.
What's important is that we won.... we looked like a team for once and we played some defense off of Howard for a change. The next couple games will be the key to seeing if we can salvage anything from this season.
Look, you can still try to be negative about him if you really want. And if you keep using his averages from before the injury as a water mark, you'l be likely to continue being negative.
I guess great for me means "great relative to the 50% effort" we've seen from him before. His points werent mind blowing, neither was his rebounding truth be told. But when he's that active and energetic I'll take it.
Great by comparison to what I've seen earlier this season I guess. Time to readjust our expectations for our players and this team. Baby steps boys.